Become a member of our family and explore our beautiful country in Sistiana, Trieste, Italy

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  • Description

    Description

    Hello,
    we are a host family all the year, now we are planning for 2021, we have the first open position starting from January 2021, we love long experiences, 2-3 month, but we also consider shorter options.
    We are a host family from more than 4 years (also other programs), we had a stop from February to July because of the lock down. We have an agreement from September till Christmas with a lady from Austria.

    We are a host family 12 month a year, and we are searching for a young lady to join our family after Christmas for the 2020. We are a family of four people, Pierpaolo (father), Vuokko (mother) Sebastian and Karin.
    We can accomodate only one person, but we have some good friends that leave near that are looking for a guest too, so if you are two girls that would love to stay close enough to hang out together in the free time this could be also a solution that you could consider.
    I speak fluent English, Pierpaolo can speak and is always learning, Sebastian speaks and understand english too. Karin was born in an intercultural envaioroment. We speak Italian, Slovenian and English, we are all learning German too but now we just know some words!
    Our closest relatives live in the area, Sebastian's grandparents, uncles and cousin, and the one that moved out when are back in town always come to visit us.
    Sebastian is 5 years old, he was born on August 14th 2014. Karin is one, was born in September 2017. We like learning from other cultures, we love outdoor life, sea, mountains and walks in the country side. We also enjoy ice-cream, coffe and chocolate. We often to go out for pizza, and ice-cream or some traditional meals. We love animas even if we do not have any at home at the moment. Sebastian's grandmother has a huge dog, that all her grandkids love!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Babysitting and creative play
    Help around the house
    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We live in a residential area close to Trieste SISTIANA, our house has a big garden with a trampolin, we have a mobile swimming pool for the summer, and we are building a little wooden house in our yard.
    Trieste is 20 minutes away, it that is an intercultural city, hosts many science institutions.
    Trieste is the capital of science for 2020
    we are an active family of four, we love nature
    our kids are bilingual, and they are learning english, Sebastian is trilingual now..Italian, slovene and english
    we are in a central position for exploring Venezia, Slovenia Bled, Lubljana, Croazia, Austria.
    the local train station is less than 5 minutes from our front door, the bus is 10 minutes far.
    when possible we are avaliable to drive the guest to the airport or bigger train station if required.
    we provide a mountain bike for exploring the area
    the seaside is just 15 minutes walking away from home
    25 minutes away there is a nice Italian school (during school year)
    we provide tickets for reaching Trieste by train
    the biggest Italian spa (Portopiccolo spa)
    just here, is equipped with a huge gym and beauty centre
    at home we cook a lot, and bake too, we can cook together.
    with us you could see how a family leaves in this area
    i have been teaching physiology in the university for a couple of years, if you want to learn about that I am always ready to share...
    we all read a lot, there are always interesting conversations during our meals...they go from dinosaurs, space
    up to fairy tales...
    there are young people leaving in our area, Trieste is a university city, there are many opportunities to met people, italian and from all over the world.

  • Help

    Help

    Hello, we joined work away in september 2018, and we are hosting our eight guest, till now we had a great time with Franciska (Germany) Sofie (austria), Catherine (USA), Camilla (Denmark), Miu (Japan), Gloria (Slovenia), Martha(Germany) and Aara (USA), at the present is with us Melanie from Austria.
    We are looking for somebody to join us from January 2021. We are a host family from more than 3 years, we hosted young students from all the world in exchange programs, we joined work away because we love to live in an international house, and we would love our kids to be open minded. We need some somebody that would like to join our family, that likes kids, and enjoys family life somebody that would like to feel like a relative for us (till now always happened with success). In our family we both work and need help with the kids and the house
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    I, Vuokko, am a pharmacist, I work part time, Pierpaolo is a dentist, he leaves the house at 8:30 am and comes back around 20:00 from Monday to Friday.
    School starts around 15th September for Sebastian (almost 5 years old)and first week in September for Karin (2 years sold in September). School will be over for Sebastian on June 30th and July 30Th for Karin. In September 2020 Sebastian will start elementary school.
    We need somebody that helps us in the morning, (setting table put on the coffee machine, heat the milk) to get ready for breakfast and to keep an eye on the kids while we are getting ready.We ask our guest to pick up Sebastian or Karin in school at 15:30, it is 15 minutes walking from home. During school time we ask some 2 hours of childcare, in the afternoon usually 4 afternoons. During summer vacation period, and school holidays or strikes, we ask baby sitting in the mornings when I go to work. Usually three four mornings. In a house with kids there are always toys everywhere and our guest task is to keep them in order. In the week days we ask to take care of the dish washer. Could it be that rarely we would ask for evening childcare.We would like our guest to speak his native language to the kids, tell them and us about their country. Helping us to keep the house in order and be like a relative to us. We need somebody that loves to stay outside, and enjoys walking, both schools are in a walking distance, 20 minutes. We are interested in creating a durable relation with our guest so that when the kids will be older we could met some where in the planet :-).
    We have a house keeper that does major work once a week, so the house work is very light, mainly consist in reordering toys, kids room, folding clothes, setting /reordering the table and filling /empting the dishwasher.

    main tasks:
    - speak english or the native language with the kids (no Italian with the kids)
    - baby sitting/picking up kids from school
    - baby sitting in case kids do not go to school because they are sick
    - baby sitting in case of school strike
    - setting the table before meals, mainly breakfast and dinner
    -reordering the table after meals
    - taking care of plates and dishes, put all in the dish washer and reset in place once is done
    - reordering the toys
    - reordering kids belonging (clothes)
    - cooking is not required, is welcomed (if you want to prepare some dish from your country, we are always happy to try new things.
    - capacity to heat already prepared meals ( to give to the kids while baby sitting)
    - NO ironing
    - NO vacuum cleaning
    -NO heavy house work

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent
    Slovenian: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    single room, with single bed 2mX1m, with window that looks on the yard, private bathroom with shower. The bathroom has hairdrayer, and towels. Possibility to guest relatives (mother father sister brother), good friends (partner, best friend...)for short periods 2-3 days previous agreement with the family. The room and bathroom are cleaned from the house keeper once a week.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    biking, jogging, swimming, caving, rock climbing, spa, coffee testing, Italian learning, Trieste is the capital of coffe, a university city, perfect location to do trips all over Europe, flixbus stop, train station, airport, direct connection with Venice ... and much more... even in this time there is lots to do, nature is all around us, lots of hicking...

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    we have a single room with wi fii and cable connection, we hosted a girl that was following classes on line and she was happy

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    we live out of town and there is space

  • Can possibly acccept pets

    Can possibly acccept pets

    yes, cats dogs, turtles...animals that stay outside... no snakes...

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    One

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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day (max 25 hours/week)

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